[W]indermere School has finished the 2017/18 academic year with another exceptional set of International Baccalaureate (IB) results.
In total, thirty five students took the IB, twenty-seven of whom took the IB Diploma, averaging 33.4 points. The mean world average in 2017 was 29.95 points. Just under half of the cohort obtained 34 points or more, with four students taking their place on the School Honours’ Board, having secured 40 points or more. Kacper Micek scored 43 points, Ella Handy and Daniel Heidland scored 41 points and Tara Bryson scored 40 points.
A further seven students followed the IB Career-related programme, and these results have been outstanding. The IB Career Related Certificate has been designed for career orientated students, offering them the opportunity to gain a certificate which combines practical and academic skills. All students following this programme of study passed, achieving some amazing results in their BTEC components.
Alissa Joy and Victoria Stanton achieved Distinction*/Distinction*in Business and Katie Bryson achieved Distinction*/Distinction*in Music. These scores are the equivalent of A* A* at A Level.
Harry Broomby and Jamie Dwan achieved Distinction/Distinction in Business, while Joseph Baker and Thomas Whitehead mirrored this achievement in Sport (Outdoor Education), the equivalent of two A grade A Levels.
Taking her BTEC and IB certificates into consideration, Katie Bryson gained the equivalent of 40 points and she will also take her place on the School Honours’ Board.
A further two students took individual pathways: one completing a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma with no IB component and the other gaining a BTEC Level 3 Diploma with individual IB subjects.
On the strength of these results, almost three-quarters of the students achieved their university offers, with 53% securing their first choice university and a further 21% securing their second choice. Tara Bryson and Nelli Mazina secured their places at Edinburgh; Maisie Bullock, Ella Handy and Daniel Heidland all secured places at St Andrews; and Kacper Micek secured his place at University College London. All IBCP students successfully secured their first choice university, including Victoria Stanton who will be attending Glion University in Switzerland and Katie Bryson secured her place at the University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting. Loughborough and Manchester are among some of the other choices, while Ashleigh Curwen secured a fully funded degree apprenticeship in Project Management at BAE Systems.
Headmaster, Ian Lavender, was delighted with the results, saying, “There were some very happy students in school this morning following this wonderful set of results. I am especially pleased for the large number of students who have secured their university offers, and particularly for the success of those who took the International Baccalaureate Career-related programme, as these results have been outstanding. I would also like to mention the staff, who offer exceptional levels of support to the students. They should feel very proud.”
The school would like to wish this year’s leavers the very best in all that they do.